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Happiness isn't what you love doing

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Happiness isn't what you love doing
I hear this all the time 'do what you love', 'if you don't do what you love you don't live' or 'you have to live your dreams'....This is completely and utterly I cannot swear here but I would use a...

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To do what you love adds pressure because you first have to find what you like, know what you are good at and realise your strengths. Then you have to work hard at it, continually living with the self-doubt of 'am I good enough?'. 

Although it can be fun, doing what you love does not necessarily make you happy.

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Anything worth doing is hard work

The initial stage of 'loving it' may be attractive, but it requires dedication and determination and many hours of work. Some parts of the work may even be hated.

It is the same for any job. It is only exciting in the beginning; the rest is just hard work.

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Hard work doesn’t sell

The reason nobody says it's hard work is that no-one wants to work hard. Hard work doesn't sell. What people sell is to know the 'why'. It sells quickly while promising fast results with little work. But it isn't realistic. In the end, everything good takes time, hard work, discipline and dedication.

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What you should not do

  • Don't worry about the opinion of anyone beyond your friends.
  • Don't worry about prestige. Prestige is the opinion of the rest of the world. If you do anything well enough, you'll make it prestigious.
  • Don't be led astray by money, especially when money is combined with prestige.

A test of whether you love what you do is if you would do it even if you weren't paid for it. (Even if you had to work at another job to make a living.)

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Those who control their spending do much better. This doesn’t mean you have to save on EVERYTHING, just some things. Enjoy your life by spending on what you want here and there, just keep it in line so you have excess to save and invest. Even 10% will make you wealthy over time.

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Become very good at living each day

Momentum is created or destroyed every day with the first few decisions you make.

If you learn to master your day, you’ll learn how to master your weeks, months, years, and life.

The things your brain needs in order to thrive

  1. Nutrition: Quality of food you put into your body matters.

  2. Oxygen: The amount of oxygen your brain gets determines how well it functions.

  3. Information: If the brain isn’t firing, it’s not wiring, and this ages it.

  4. Love: The brain thrives on physical touch and emotional connection.